Ukraine’s President Seeks Face-to-Face Meeting With Putin

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President Volodymyr Zelensky proposed direct talks with President Vladimir V. Putin, as his American diplomatic backing unraveled in the impeachment scandal. A Ukrainian army press officer at a front line position in Popasna in October.Credit…Brendan Hoffman for The New York … Read More

Venezuela’s Collapse Frays Its Economic Ties With Russia

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President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela, center left, meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, center right.CreditCreditPool photo by Maxim Shemetov MOSCOW — In his toughest moments, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has turned to Russia for support. When the United … Read More

A Cloud Over Trump’s Presidency Is Lifted

President Trump returned to the White House from his Florida resort after Attorney General William P. Barr delivered a summary of the findings in the Russia investigation. Credit Samuel Corum for The New York Times WASHINGTON — For President Trump, … Read More

Trump Vows ‘Big Price’ for Syria Attack, Raising Prospect of Missile Strike

President Trump laid the blame for a deadly attack in Syria partly on President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.CreditTom Brenner/The New York Times WASHINGTON — President Trump on Sunday promised a “big price” to be paid for what he said … Read More

Trump, Joining Allies, Expels 60 Russians Over Poisoning in U.K.

President Trump at the White House on Sunday. He has been criticized for not being firm enough with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia. CreditAl Drago for The New York Times WASHINGTON — President Trump ordered the expulsion of 60 Russians … Read More

Russians Brave Icy Temperatures to Protest Putin and Election

Protesters on Sunday in Moscow, where rallies called by the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny were banned. “You have your own life at stake,” Mr. Navalny said in a recorded message.CreditPavel Golovkin/Associated Press MOSCOW — Protesters across Russia braved icy … Read More

The Roots of Poland’s Defiance of the European Union

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Poles demonstrated with Polish and European Union flags and copies of the Constitution in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw last month to protest the new judicial laws.CreditJanek Skarzynski/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images  WARSAW — It is 3:30 p.m. … Read More

Paul Manafort, Ex-Chairman of Trump Campaign, and Associate Plead Not Guilty to Money Laundering

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was indicted Monday on charges that he funneled millions of dollars through overseas shell companies and used the money to buy luxury cars, real estate, antiques and expensive suits. The charges against … Read More